Sep 27, 2019

Heather Cummings – Vice President, Student Experience for Camosun College

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is excited to announce the appointment of Heather Cummings at Camosun College as Vice President, Student Experience.

Heather comes to Camosun from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario where she has served as the Executive Director of Student Success since 2010.

Heather holds a BA in Commerce from the University of Guelph, a Masters in Education in Student Services from Oregon State, and a PhD in Philosophy from Indiana University in Higher Education Administration. Her educational research has focused on graduate student satisfaction and student financial aid, specifically the impact of student debt on educational and career decision-making.

At Fanshawe College, Heather was responsible for a range of student support services from prospective students through to graduates. Her work there focused on leading strategically in the areas of Counselling and Accessibility Services, Athletics and Recreation, Learning Centre, First Nations Centre, as well as a brand new $25 million Student Wellness Centre and comprehensive student mental health services.

Prior to her position at Fanshawe, she served as Director of Student Experience at Alberta College of Art and Design, Associate Director of Student Experience at the University of Calgary and Coordinator of Transitional Programs at the University of Western Ontario.

As Camosun’s VP of Student Experience, Heather will lead the student support areas of the Registrar’s and Student Affairs offices, Learning Services (including Library and Centre for Teaching and Learning), as well as Applied Learning, Co-operative Education and Student Employment Services.

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